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Taungoo (Toungoo) is a town and district in Bago Division, Myanmar.
Taungoo is about 170 miles away from Yangon. The old road to Taungoo takes about 6-7h. However, now with the new roads, it takes about 3-4h only.
It is mid-way between Yangon and Inle or Mandalay if you want to go by car. Tourists stop over night at Taungoo when they travel from Golden Rock to Inle or Mandalay by hire car.
Taungoo is one of the kingdoms of Myanmar history but nothing much is left to see.
Pho Kyar elephant camp is about 2h drive from Taungoo, if you love nature and elephants.